This downtown location offers families a boutique childcare experience with less than 50 total spaces. We are located directly across the street from Lincoln Park at W. La Salle Dr. and N Clark St., which lends itself as the perfect day-trip spot for nature walks. Families travelling by car or transit can find us on the right side of the building where an elevator and stairs will bring you down to our entrance.
Inside you’ll find a long hallway that brings you to our classrooms and gross motor room where children can get physically active during inclement weather. In each classroom you’ll notice large windows, educational and age-appropriate toys, and password-protected webcams that let caregivers check in on their children throughout the day.
The outdoor playground is right in front of our center and is filled with toys, tunnels, and equipment that help children meet their physical movement needs.
Our boutique center has 3 classrooms that can accommodate 43 children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. The Infant, Toddler, and Preschool programs are available on a part-time, full-time or back-up care basis.
At Kids & Company, we use an emergent curriculum and learn-through-play philosophy. This means children are presented with learning opportunities in direct response to their individual interests and skills. Our children are immersed in experiences that enhance language, literacy, a sense of music and rhythm, and socialization so that they may develop independence, confidence and a positive sense of self and the world around them.
Children are provided with a hot lunch and 3 snacks each day, catered by our in-house Kidco Kitchen. The Kidco Kitchen is founded on a fresh-from-scratch philosophy and our food contains no additives, preservatives, artificial flavors or colors. Learn more here.
If you’re interested in our Lincoln Park location, please fill out the inquiry form below. You can indicate multiple locations in the comment section if you are unsure about your top choice.
Once submitted, one of our Parent Customer Care representatives will reach out via phone or email within 24 hours (48 hours on weekends and holidays). During that exchange, you’ll be able to ask questions, learn more about fees, book a tour, and find the best suited location for your child.
For a limited time only, registration fee will be waived for families who register and start care by January 31, 2024.
Hello, my name is Kristina Ramirez and I am the Center Director at Kids & Company Lincoln Park. I graduated with an Associates in Early Childhood Education from Richard J. Daley College. I have been working at Kids & Company since 2017 and in the child care field for over 9 years! The moment I became a girl scout troop leader is when I knew I had a passion for working with children. In my spare time, I love to swim, go on adventures with my friends and binge-watch my favorite shows! Even though I have lived in Chicago my whole life, there is still so much more to the city I have yet to discover. My favorite thing about Kids & Company Lincoln Park is that we have a small center that brings the staff and families close ttogether. The team here has so many great qualities and shows their passion for helping children grow to their fullest individual self in unique ways that I have never seen before. I am excited to work as a team to continue providing the best of care! Now that you know a bit more about me, I would love to meet you! I hope you come to visit our Lincoln Park center and see for yourself how Kids & Company can provide the right care and education for your child!
Kids & Company’s Infant program welcomes newborns up to roughly 18 months. Infants learn about the world around them through their senses, so exploration is critical to their development. Nurturing educators support the children while they take in their surroundings, encouraging them to experience everything the classroom offers; be it creative art, exploring with blocks, listening to songs or engaging in story-time. Our infant program encourages children to follow their own established routines, while becoming comfortable and secure in a new group setting.
Kids & Company’s Toddler program is for children between the ages of roughly 18 months and 2.5 years. Toddlers are mobile and eager to explore their environment. As they strive for independence, our educators use an Emergent curriculum approach to learning that supports each child’s individuality. Some of the most important learning outcomes of our toddler program are language development, socialization, self-help skills, and the development of fine and gross motor skills.
Kids & Company’s Preschool program is designed for children between the ages of roughly 2.5 - 5 years. Our educators interact, observe and interpret the interests of our children to encourage discoveries. Our Preschool program provides a foundation for developing greater independence and problem-solving skills; the program integrates new concepts into our children’s world view, promotes sharing and mutual respect, and prepares them for Kindergarten.
Kids & Company’s School Age program accepts children from 5 - 12 years old (Grade 1 - 6) and is available at select locations. Programs include Before and After School Care, School Break Programming, and Summer Camp. Classroom space exists for smaller groups to gather, and activities are designed to meet the needs of varying developmental levels, touching on arts, science, math, drama, imaginative play, and physical fitness. Educators are also available to provide academic support for children that wish to do their homework during After School Care.